Mauritian Piments Farcis

Ah the taste of these stuffed chilies….

Piments Farcis is usually served as delicious gajacks (appetizers). For this recipe, I have used Turkish chilies that are milder in taste and roomy enough to hold all of this tasty filling. If you are using a spicier chili, make sure you remove all the seeds and soak it for 10 minutes in water. This is very important else it will be impossible to enjoy your piment farci as the taste will be very spicy.

Here’s what you will need:

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Once the filling has cooled down, stuff the chilies generously. Also how adorable are these bowls? I got them from a market in Tajikistan. I am clearly in love with them.

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Piment Farcis are great appetizers for events. You can change the filling by making it vegetarian (cheddar/mozzarella diced cheese, corn, chopped shallots) or substituting the tuna with meat.

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Look at these babies. So good!

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If you have some remaining batter, you can use them for making “croquettes” or tempuras. I have used shrimps here but you can use cheddar cheese, onions, eggplant, zucchini, potato, the possibilities are endless…

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So yummy!

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